Tinc - Fast & Easy VPN

Created at 2019-12-11 Updated at 2024-02-14 - 1 min. read Tag tinc, vpn, ubuntu

I was observing the traffic & suddenly realized that someone is trying to penetrate our servers. Then I realize the need for a secure connection. I surf the web to get an easy and reliable VPN. So according to Wikipedia, “A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.”

After spending time reading the reviews online. I came to close the search with tinc. Tinc website defines it as, “ daemon that uses tunneling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.”
The setup of tinc is not difficult. What is important to understand is some additional steps that need to be added in the tutorial part. As I was using ubuntu 18.04. The following are the steps that need to be implemented before following the tutorial.

Firstly, one need to install nettool and then install tinc.

sudo apt-get install net-tools
sudo apt install tinc

As soon as you install the tinc. Next is to add a virtual network.

sudo ip tuntap add mode tun tun0

After that you can follow the Digital Ocean blog for the access and setup. Which can be found here.

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